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Monday, January 9, 2012

Reading Challenges - Specifics Based on Title or Cover

All of these challenges have something specific that they are looking for in either the title of the book, or the cover.  I like these kind of challenges because sometimes you have to hunt for just the right book!

Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • Read one book from each of the following categories: (books are just examples)
    • A book with a topographical feature (land formation) in the title: Black Hills, Purgatory Ridge, Emily of Deep Valley
    • A book with something you'd see in the sky in the title: Moon Called, Seeing Stars, Cloud Atlas
    • A book with a creepy crawly in the title: Little Bee, Spider Bones, The Witches of Worm
    • A book with a type of house in the title: The Glass Castle, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Ape House
    • A book with something you'd carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack in the title: Sarah's Key, The Scarlet Letter, Devlin Diary
    • A book with a something you'd find on a calendar in the title: Day of the Jackal, Elegy for April, Freaky Friday, Year of Magical Thinking
  • Books can be any format
  • Crossovers are allowed
  • Must be a different book for each category
  • List not needed ahead of time
  • Blog not necessary and reviews are mandatory
  • There is a different post for each category with a link up for reviews
  1. Something you'd find on a calendar - "One" - One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • For every letter in the word "2012" (two thousand twelve) you should find something on the cover that starts with that letter.
  • Books can be from all genres
  • Crossovers are allowed
  • Can read in any order
  1.  "U"
  2.  "D"

Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • Levels:
    • Diploma: 6-10 books (My Level)
    • Bachelors: 12-20 books
    • Masters: 22-30 books
    • Doctorate: 32+
  • Read books by matching antonyms in the title (i.e. Hot Ice by Nora Roberts and Cold Fire by Dean Koontz)
  • Any genre and any format allowed
  • Rereads and crossovers allowed
  • Do not need to list books in advance
  • Blog not necessary to participate - see host site for details


Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • Sign up until Nov 30, 2012
  • Read nine books in the following categories:
    • A book with "Blue" in the title.
    • A book with "Red" in the title.
    • A book with "Yellow" in the title.
    • A book with "Green" in the title.
    • A book with "Brown" in the title.
    • A book with "Black" in the title.
    • A book with "White" in the title.
    • A book with any other color in the title (Purple, Orange, Turquoise, Pink, Magneta, etc.).
    • A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).
  • Crossovers are okay
  • There is a review page to post links to reviews
  • Blog not necessary
  • Prize drawing for those completing the challenge


Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2011
  • Spell out your name in book title first letters.
  • You can use your whole name, your first name, blogger name, nickname, pet's name, favorite literary character's name, etc.
  • Blog not necessary
  • If you do review, link your review to host site
  • Must use names only
  • Any book format okay
  • Crossovers are okay
  • Should read books in the order to spell out your name.

Books: My real name is Kristina, but I go by Kristi - so I am committing to Kristi and will add the "na" as a bonus.
  1. "K"
  2. "R"
  3. "I"
  4. "S"
  5. "T"
  6. "I"
  7. Bonus books:
  8. "N"
  9. "A"

A to Z Reading Challenge hosted by Strawberry Splash Reviews

Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • Sign ups through May 31, 2012
  • Levels:
    • Authors: A-Z by last names (26 books)
    • Titles: A-Z by Titles (26 books)
    • Double Whammy: Do both authors and titles (52 books)
  • Crossovers are okay
  • Must review - books must be read by Dec 31, reviews completed by Jan 31, 2013.
  • Probably will be mini challenges and giveaways
  • X is tough so if you can't find an author or title beginning with X, having an X in the author's name or title is okay


Rainbow Reading Challenge hosted by Books Make Me Happy

Challenge Details:
  • Timeline: Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
  • Colors per month:
    • January - Red (burgundy, claret, crimson, fuschia, garnet, magenta, maroon, ruby, scarlet, rose, cherry)
    • February - Purple (violet, lavendar, amethyst, lilac, plum, periwinkle)
    • March - Aquamarine (teal, turquoise)
    • April - Clear (transparent, translucent, crystal, diamond)
    • May - Green (emerald, jade, malachite, lime, pine, sage)
    • June - Black
    • July - Pink (blush, carnation, mauve)
    • August - Brown (chocolate, tan, bronze)
    • September - Blue (cobalt, cerulean, navy, indigo, sapphire)
    • October - white (snowy)
    • November - Orange (peach, salmon, coral, tangerine, copper)
    • December - Silver (sterling, platinum, chrome, gray)
  • Read a book each month with the assigned color in the title. 
  • There will be a prize for EVERYONE who posts EACH MONTH and completes ALL COLORS.
  • One grand prize winner
  • Books must be at least 200 pages or ebook equivalent.
  1. April - Didn't read "Clear" book
  2. May - 
  3. June -
  4. July -
  5. August -
  6. September -
  7. October -
  8. November -
  9. December -

1 comment:

Bev Hankins said...

Thanks for joining the Color Coded Challenge! I look forward to seeing what titles you find this year.


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